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NKU forward Adrian Nelson (4) takes a shot against Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday at BB&T Arena.

Norse forward Adrian Nelson enters transfer portal

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2022

NKU men’s basketball forward Adrian Nelson has entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer. The news was first reported by Verbal Commits on Twitter Monday afternoon.  In his four...

Guard Marques Warrick prepares to make a play against Purdue Fort Wayne on Monday night at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

NKU men’s basketball downs Purdue Fort Wayne to advance to Horizon League championship

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2022

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team snapped Purdue Fort Wayne’s 10-game winning streak, holding the Mastodons to 29% shooting, including 15% from three, to advance to the Horizon League...

NKU forward David Wassler (44) celebrates with teammates after hitting a three in the final minute on senior night.

NKU men’s basketball closes out regular season with win over Penguins

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor February 26, 2022

With chants of “David Wassler” raining down on the court for the entire game, the senior walk-on entered with one minute left to raucous applause, making his lone three point attempt as the men’s...

NKU guard Trevon Faulkner dribbles against Purdue Fort Wayne. Faulkner finished with 12 points on Friday.

Second half surge, strong defense push men’s basketball over Purdue Fort Wayne

Blake Lehmann, Assistant Sports Editor January 29, 2022

Norse head coach Darrin Horn began his postgame press conference admitting that heading into their matchup with the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons, he was concerned about his team’s mental state following...

The Norse celebrate with fans following their dramatic win over Eastern Michigan.

NKU men’s basketball takeaways from season’s first two months

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2022

The NKU men’s and women’s basketball teams had five games scheduled last week from Thursday through Monday. The men were slated to host IUPUI on Thursday, UIC on Saturday and close rival Wright State...

The NKU mens basketball team celebrates following their 74-73 win over Eastern Michigan on Thursday at BB&T Arena.

Langdon’s clutch bucket caps Norse’s comeback 74-73 win over Eastern Michigan

Blake Lehmann, Reporter November 19, 2021

In a game where they trailed by 11 at the half, the Norse men’s basketball team was able to bounce back and set up a go-ahead layup by senior guard Bryson Langdon with seven seconds remaining to...

UNC Greensboros Bas Leyte shoots a free throw during Friday nights game at BB&T Arena.

Norse falter in overtime, 70-69, in physical battle against UNC Greensboro

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2021

  The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team erased a 10-point halftime deficit and senior guard Trevon Faulkner picked up his 1,000th career point while tying a career-high with 28, but...

NKU players celebrate the dramatic win over Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League quarterfinals.

Deep, talented and experienced, Norse aim for a return to the Big Dance

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2021

Heading into the 2020-21 season, the central theme of the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team was turnover, as the Norse lost their top three scorers in forward Dantez Walton and guards Tyler Sharpe...

NKU guard Bryson Langdon (11) surveys the court during NKUs exhibition win over Lake Erie College on Thursday night.

NKU takes down Lake Erie 75-64 in exhibition

Andrew Dixon, Contributor November 5, 2021

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team defeated the Lake Erie Storm (DII) on Thursday night 75-64 in their only exhibition game of the season. Sophomore Marques Warrick led the way for...

NKU players celebrate the dramatic win over Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League quarterfinals.

NKU falls short in bid for third straight Horizon League Tournament title, falling to Oakland in semifinals

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor March 9, 2021

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, winners of the previous two Horizon League Tournament championships, were denied in their quest for a three-peat on Monday night, falling to the Oakland Golden...

Bryson Langdon drives to the hoop during NKUs win over Wright State on Friday night at BB&T Arena.

NKU MBB turns attention to Horizon League Tournament after regular season finale loss to Wright State

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor February 20, 2021

On a Saturday evening that represented both homecoming and Senior Day for the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, the Norse were unable to repeat Friday night’s heroics against the Wright State...

David Böhm (13) attempts a jumper against IUPUI.

NKU MBB losing streak falls to four following loss against IUPUI

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor January 16, 2021

In yet another closely contested game for the Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team, the IUPUI Jaguars finished off a two-game sweep of the Norse at BB&T Arena, winning on Saturday night...

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